Bug#946235: atk1.0: please make autopkgtests cross-test-friendly

Simon McVittie smcv at debian.org
Fri Dec 6 19:18:22 GMT 2019

On Fri, 06 Dec 2019 at 09:41:54 -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> As far as I see, installing crossbuild-essential-i386 + pkg-config doesn't
> set up an i386-linux-gnu-pkg-config symlink.

It's i686-etc. (GNU tuple, not multiarch tuple). It's helpful that your
first attempts at cross-testing are for i386, because I think that's our
only architecture where the difference between GNU and multiarch tuple
matters in practice!

As far as I can see, it is meant to be set up when you either add
i386 as a foreign architecture, or install pkg-config, whichever one
of those two actions is done second. If that isn't working for you,
then I think there's a problem, because cross-compiling packages that
rely on pkg-config using dpkg won't work.

> Do you think autopkgtests
> should be setting up such a symlink locally

No, I think they should be relying on the OS getting it right, and
failing if the OS got it wrong.


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